What makes a world class university

...But what makes a university world class?

In my view, four factors make a university world class. First, it must show a commitment to breadth and excellence in all fields of human inquiry, not simply in a particular niche...

Second, world class universities engage in cutting-edge research whilst at the same time teaching the next generation, their students...

Third, great universities must allow their researchers the freedom to experiment, succeed, and sometimes fail. They must be able to make grand mistakes as well as grand discoveries...

Finally, world class universities have permeable boundaries. This means encouraging interdisciplinary research and teaching; it means working with the private sector, for example, fostering and encouraging partnerships with industry; and it means encouraging international collaboration...

Alison Richard; read the complete article here.

Comments

raj2885 said…
One very important thing that is missing here is, a world class university almost always maitains an amicable relationship with its passouts. These "ex" act as a major source of grants for the universities' research programs or for that matter even for the development of its infrastructure.

This is evident in the case of major universities like the ones in the Ivy league or closer home the IITs and the IIMs.
Prof.Ray Titus said…
Raj...I agree...Alumni networks add value to institutions...

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